49ers waive Brandon Jacobs

USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers waived running back Brandon Jacobs on Monday.

The San Francisco 49ers waived disgruntled running back Brandon Jacobs on Monday, according to CSN Bay Area, and the open roster spot will likely make room for a kicker.

The move takes affect after Jacobs served a three-game suspension to end the regular season because of conduct detrimental to the team. On social media outlets, he had expressed frustration about his lack of playing time for head coach Jim Harbaugh.

While Jacobs hits the waiver wire, the 6'4, 264 pound back cannot play for another team until next season.

Jacobs took five carries for seven yards in 2012, his first year with the 49ers. He was stuck behind Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.

The move gives the 49ers the ability to bring on a kicker to either challenge or replace David Akers, according to Pro Football Talk. After a Pro Bowl season last year, Akers has hit just 29-of-42 field goals this year and was booed in Sunday's 27-13 win against the Arizona Cardinals. He went 2-of-4 in San Francisco's final regular season game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.